Regulatory Update: 29/2012
Issued: 13th August 2012
Since the Control of Pesticides Regulations (1986) (COPR) were introduced, it has been a regulatory requirement for applicants to submit data regarding the safety, efficacy and humaneness of pesticides, in order to be granted an authorisation. Prior to 1986 information was submitted voluntarily under the Pesticides Safety Precaution Scheme (PSPS) and Agricultural Chemicals Approvals Scheme (ACAS).
We have reviewed our data storage requirements and decided that the pre-1986 data is no longer required for regulatory purposes. Much of it will no longer meet modern standards and in many cases has been superseded by more recent trials and studies. Continued storage is an ongoing cost which is no longer justified. The pre-1986 data will therefore be destroyed or returned to the data owners if requested.
Disposal of Data
Over the coming months, CRD plans to destroy all data that were submitted prior to the introduction of COPR in 1986. This destruction will be carried out to standards appropriate to the confidential nature of the documentation.
Action by Data Owners
Data submitters and owners do not need to take any action at this time. However, you can request that studies be returned to you as data owners. CCRD will not routinely produce lists of studies to be destroyed, and so data owners will need to provide us with the specific study title and reference of the information they wish to be returned, as well as clear proof of ownership of the data. Applications for return of data should be sent to email@example.com .
If you wish to request studies for your own retention, this must be submitted by 13/09/2012, prior to the start of the destruction exercise.
Contact Details for Further Information
For further information about the content of this Update, please email firstname.lastname@example.org